Wow - it was busy, and then quiet and then busy again. I was very busy in assisting with an open water course with 4 people for the first few days. The first open water dive was quite an experience. We finished the confined water skills for the 4 open water students and a Discover Scuba Student (a single introductory dive for people who just want to see if diving is for them) and then headed off to deeper waters to take them on their first dive. So we had 5 students between the 2 of us. No sooner than the instructor would help one of the students start swimming underwater near the corals than another one (who'd previously been swimming quite comfortably underwater) would pop up to the surface (okay we were only at 3m) and then to make things even more fun 2 of the students got bored and decided to go off exploring on their own and I was banging my tank to try and get their attention to stay with the group. Fortunately the rest of the course went off pretty uneventfully.
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